Gulu University Gets UGX 1.8 Billion Bio Science Research Lab

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Some of the equipements in the laboratory ALEX OTTO

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Dr Richard Echodu, the Dean Faculty of science Gulu University says the laboratory has hi-tech equipment which uses molecular diagnostic methods.

Gulu University has embarked on setting up a multi million shillings Bioscience laboratory aimed at enhancing teaching and research. The US $ 784,600 laboratory is jointly funded by World Bank, government and Agrim Italy, Palin Diagnostics and Chemical Reagents.
 
The facility is being set up by Biosciences Eastern and Central Africa - International Livestock Research Institute-BecA - ILR Hub. Dr Richard Echodu, the Dean Faculty of science Gulu University says the laboratory has hi-tech equipment which uses molecular diagnostic methods.
 
He says it will be usefully in the study of trypanosome infections in post conflict districts of Adjumani, Amuru and Moyo. Dr Echodu says the research facility will also be used to diagnose animal, plant and human diseases.

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Professor Calistus Baliddawa, the Gulu university deputy vice chancellor says their students will no longer have to travel to other university for research.
 
He says the community can also use the laboratory for paternity and DNA tests. Wellington Ekaya a senior scientist notes that the University will conduct effective training, consultancy and Research professionally since it has a well equipped lab.

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The research facility will start functioning next week after final installations are done at the former faculty of medicine in Gulu town.

 

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Alex Otto
“Journalism that changes lives is my goal,” Alex Otto has said on more than one occasion. That is his career’s guiding principle. Has been since he was a radio journalist in the northern Ugandan town of Gulu in 2009.

Otto passionately believes his journalism should bring to the fore the voices of the voiceless like the shooting victims of Apaa. Otto tries in his journalism to ask tough questions to those in positions of authority.

Based in the Kampala bureau, Otto is especially interested in covering agriculture, politics, education, human rights, crime, environment and business. He has reported intensively on the post-conflict situation in northern Uganda.

A URN staff member since 2014, Otto previously worked with The Observer Newspaper from 2012 to 2013 and later the Institute for War and Peace Reporting IWPR based in Gulu.

He was the URN Gulu bureau chief 2014-2016.

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